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    by Published on 10-30-2011 08:03 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Apps,
    2. BlackBerry Software

    The ebay app for BlackBerry has finally been released from the Beta Zone, and is now available for download in App World. The app was sitting in the Beta Zone for a while and has receive several updates to fix various issues. There is no change log with this release so its safe to say that some bugs were fixed, and the additional features that were added from the previous version are now included in the final release.

    Here are some features you can expect:
    • Navigation Bar - shows the currently selected screen and a cursor for when navigating between options
    • Tool tips -- now provided to indicate what the icon on the navigation bar is for
    • Shipping Option -- updated so only one option show at first and the user can add more or remove ones they don’t want
    • Selling items -- When selling an item, the user is provided with several return options when available
    Download it here:
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    by Published on 10-28-2011 03:21 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Games,
    2. BlackBerry Software



    Did someone say free Free Friday? RIM has added Bejeweled to their list of complimentary apps. This is a fun little puzzle game developed by EA. Now you can spend countless hours strategically aligning gems. Sorry OS 7 users, it only works for OS 4.5-6.
    In addition to Bejeweled the following apps are also available for free:
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    by Published on 10-28-2011 10:47 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Apps,
    2. BlackBerry Software

    Great announcement today! BBM 6.0.1 has made its way out of the Beta Zone, and into App World !! For everyone patiently waiting, you should start to see it appearing in App World. If at first you are not seeing the update try resetting your App World cache by holding down the Alt key + rstrst. It will take some time for the update to hit everyone so be patient. Good things come to those who wait!

    Here are some new things you can expect in BBM version 6.0.1 taken from the Inside BlackBerry Blog:

    • Explore BBM-connected Apps
    BBM users will now be able to pull up “Explore BBM-connected Apps” from a menu in the BBM Contacts screen. This action is designed to automate a BlackBerry App World™ storefront search for “BBM” by redirecting users to a list of up to 25 of the most popular BBM-connected apps available.

    • Sharing App content with your BBM Contacts is easier
    Many BBM users have told us that they love sharing app content with their BBM friends who use the same app, but they also wanted to share content with their BBM friends who don’t have the app. BBM v6.0.1 is designed so that you can now share app-specific content with your BBM contacts regardless of whether your contact has the app installed.

    For example, foursquare users may want to share a tip or badge they’ve recently earned, or Huffington Post users may want to share a breaking news story with their BBM contacts. Your friends or contacts will also be prompted to download the BBM-connected app if they don’t have it installed.

    • Include BBM v5.0 users in application invites
    Now you can include even more friends in the fun! You can now invite BBM v5.0 & BBM v6.0 contacts to join in the fun and share BBM-connected app experiences. Your BBM v5.0 contacts will be prompted to download BBM v6.0 in order to access BBM-connected apps. For users new to BBM v6.0 and BBM-connected apps, here’s a quick rundown of some benefits to upgrading.

    • Inviting BBM friends to experience your favorite apps
    Chatting with BBM contacts from inside BBM-connected apps
    Discovering apps and updates through friends by browsing their recent profile updates of their contacts profile
    Happy updating! Be sure to let us know how you like the new BBM. Download it here:

    Free BlackBerry Messenger - Download BlackBerry Messenger - Free Apps from BlackBerry App World
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    by Published on 10-27-2011 06:03 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Rumors,
    2. BlackBerry Software

    *Video removed at request of RIM due to copyright violation*

    Fresh off DevCon 2011 RIM has been pushing its self for mobile innovation, and has embraced a number of new technologies. This is great news as we all are looking forward to new things. There have been a couple of new videos that have surfaced that show how RIM perceives the future of mobile computing. The first video basically shows what RIM thinks could be the future of mobile device management. I like the layout of the futuristic phone, but every time I see a really thin glass like phone I think about how many times I would break that thing. The video integration option looks pretty sweet.

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    by Published on 10-25-2011 08:37 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Devices,
    2. BlackBerry Software


    An image has surfaced showing what appears to be a BBX superphone. No, nothing has been confirmed. This is really just pure speculation, but it does make sense give RIMs device history. In addition, more details regarding the BlackBerry Colt, RIMs first QNX based superphone have also surfaced.

    Here are the specs we already know:
    • Single-core 1.2GHz processor (same as Bold 9900), word has it that the same dual-core processor in PlayBook is a huge battery killer, but a dual-core processor is still in the works and currently in working prototypes
    • 900+ screen resolution (could be same as PlayBook for easy transition of apps)
    • 4.x″ touchscreen
    Here are the new details:
    • Thinner than the Bold 9900, 9930
    • Similar outer stainless steel bezel unibody as the Bold 9900, 9930
    • TAT transitions coupled in BBX (see demo of it here)
    • Similar battery as PlayBook (no more battery pulls!)
    • No physical buttons
    • All swipe inner bezel
    • Front and back facing cameras, with enhanced flash and focus
    There you have it. Now lets keep dreaming about owning one.
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    by Published on 10-25-2011 07:42 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Software


    RIM has released a new BlackBerry 7 OS commercial that centers around the experience of the next-generation BlackBerry 7 OS with quick and responsive Liquid Graphics, the fastest BlackBerry Browser to date and the new BlackBerry Messenger. What do you think of the video?
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    by Published on 10-25-2011 06:14 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps,
    3. BlackBerry Software

    Looks like BlackBerry App World has made it out of the Beta Zone as of right now. If you head on over to the official app world site you can download version 3.0.1.29 . A few days ago we reported that version 3.0.1.28 was available in the Beta Zone, and that there were quite a few updates. There were a few mixed thoughts on version 3.0.1.28 as many thought it was still a work in progress. With version 3.0.1.29 already available to the public, and released with no change log we can only assume that the changes with .28 have been applied to this release. Could this be the final release that we see for a while? Let us know your thoughts on this version of App World.

    Download It here:
    BlackBerry - App World - Official Store for BlackBerry Apps
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    by Published on 10-21-2011 10:42 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Apps,
    3. BlackBerry Software

    Over the past few weeks it seems as though RIM has gone to great lengths in order to ensure that developers have all the necessary tools to make great apps for BlackBerry devices. RIM has released version 2.2 of their popular WebWorks SDK. There are a few new features so be sure to check it out. Here are some of the changes and new features in this release:
    • Mac OSX Support – Need we say more? This very exciting and highly demanded feature is now available. A Mac version of the WebWorks SDK installer is available for developers to use and build WebWorks applications using OSX.
    • Payment API – the same API that was recently made available for the BlackBerry® WebWorks™ SDK for PlayBook OS can now be used to sell digital goods through WebWorks applications running on BlackBerry Smartphones. This feature gives developers an incredible monetization opportunity for increasing the revenue of their applications. Read more about our payment service.
    • BB7 net_rim_api.jar – The underlying API library used by the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK has been updated to the BlackBerry® 7 developer APIs. This means that WebWorks developers can now create their own JavaScript Extensions and make use of APIs found in BlackBerry Device Software versions 5.0, BlackBerry 6 and BlackBerry 7.
    • BBM APIs – Developers can now find the BlackBerry WebWorks APIs needed to integrate their applications with the BBM Social platform automatically included as part of the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK. Read more about the BBM Social Platform SDK.
    • Side by side installs – The installer has been modified to produce a standalone install of the WebWorks SDK for Smartphone. This feature gives developers the ability to build different versions of their applications based on different versions of the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK, which is often a requirement for supporting production code.
    • Memory leak fixes – many performance and stability improvements have been made to the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK to fix memory problems encountered with WebWorks applications running on BlackBerry 6 and 7 OS smartphones.
    If your a developer and want to check it out you can download it here.




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    by Published on 10-21-2011 01:57 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Apps,
    2. BlackBerry Software



    Hey Beta Zone users App World has received another update. This one actually has quite a few updates, take a look at them here:

    • Sleek New Design - The BlackBerry App World experience has been enhanced to help you discover the latest and greatest apps and content, starting right on the BlackBerry App World home screen where rotating spotlight banners show off all that’s new and exciting.
    • New Channels - Apps, Games, and Themes now have their own channels so you can get to what you want even faster. Each channel offers up a whole range of Categories, Top Lists (for Paid, Free, Rated, New Arrivals) and a Search Bar.
    • Introduction of My Account - My Account makes managing your BBID and payment options easy with direct access to all of your account information from the home screen.
    • New My World Features - My World gives you a streamlined view of all your apps and their status, and now at a glance, in addition to seeing which apps are installed and uninstalled, you can manage your subscription content and services. When new updates or subscription renewals are available for your apps, you’ll be notified using push technology.
    • App Social Sharing - When you find an app you can’t live without, share it with your contacts directly from the app details screen through BBM, Facebook, Twitter, email and SMS.
    • Evolved App Details Screen - At a glance, you can get a quick summary, check out reviews and star ratings, take a look at screen shots, and more.
    • More Search Options - Quickly find apps with a Search Bar now appearing on the storefront home screen and search results are presented across Channels as well as My World. Search Bars are also within each Channel and users have the ability to filter by App Name, Price, Rating, Newest, Best Match, or Popular.

    Head on over to the Zone, and start updating. Let us us know your findings.
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    by Published on 10-20-2011 06:21 AM
    Categories:
    1. Official OS,
    2. BlackBerry News,
    3. BlackBerry Software


    Official OS 7.0.0.374 from Verizon Wireless has reached the BlackBerry Torch 9850. If you have a Torch 9850, get out that USB cord and give your a device a fresh new OS! As always, be sure to let us know how it works for you!

    Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.
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    by Published on 10-19-2011 06:40 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry PlayBook,
    2. BlackBerry Software


    Perhaps the biggest news from yesterday festivities at BlackBerry DevCon 2011, was the announcement of the PlayBook OS 2.0. Version 2.0.0.3778 to be exact offers quite a few improvements, and changes over the current 1.0.7.3312 version. In this quick review were going to touch on some key points that others have found while using OS 2.0 on the PlayBook, and explain some important details you need to know before installing this version.
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    by Published on 10-18-2011 12:58 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Software


    The day many die-hard BlackBerry fans have been waiting is finaly here, DevCon Americas 2011 in San Francisco. RIM Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis has started off thing by officially announcing BBX during the keynote. BBX brings together the best of BlackBerry and the best of QNX into one great OS.

    "With nearly 5 million BlackBerry apps downloaded daily, our customers have made BlackBerry one of the most profitable platforms for developers," said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at RIM. "At DevCon today, we're giving developers the tools they need to build richer applications and we're providing direction on how to best develop their smartphone and tablet apps as the BlackBerry and QNX platforms converge into our next generation BBX platform."

    Not much information was provided right off the bat but we're expecting this to change as the event progresses.

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    by Published on 10-17-2011 10:24 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry News,
    2. BlackBerry Software

    We have know for a while now that RIM has been working on their next generation BlackBerry OS called BBX. However, we were still unsure of its real name, and what exactly it would be capable of. So like many we have been patiently waiting for more information regarding BBX. Needless to say, we were very excited to hear the latest news regarding the BBX platform.
    In an interview with the Financial Post RIMs Co-CEO Jim Balsillie, said a few interesting things. The first thing he said and probably the most important thing, was the name of BBX. According to the FP, BBX is what Balsillie said would bring RIM back in to the spot light. The second thing that Balsillie said that really got everyone excited was what he said regarding tomorrows DevCon.

    We’ve leapfrogged everyone with what we’re announcing [on Tuesday] and you’re going to see it on display,
    Balsillie also commented on RIM's history.

    We built an engine back in the mid-90s that served us incredibly well for 15 years, and in the past couple of years, we’ve had to build the engine of the future while still driving the engine we’ve got.”
    “We’ve completely had to re-engineer ourselves for the future,”
    These were actually two very profound statements. The first statement is the whole reason why BlackBerry is what it is today, because it was built such on a solid engine. The second statement is profound because it address the questions we as consumers have been asking for months, like why cant RIM move past the same old devices and software, and Why cant RIM's upper management get this. Well apparently they do as they have completely re-engineered themselves for the future. Things are looking better for RIM.
    We are all really excited about what tomorrows DevCon has to offer. We will keep you posted through out the day so stay tuned for more new.
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    by Published on 10-17-2011 06:03 PM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Software


    Blackberry Desktop manager for Mac has been updated to version 2.2.0.17. Sorry, not much to report here as there is currently no change log. So please let us know your findings.
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    by Published on 10-14-2011 09:42 AM
    Categories:
    1. BlackBerry Apps,
    2. BlackBerry Software


    Looks like its a good day for Beta Zone members. Earlier today the Beta Zone released version 2.0.0.42 for Ticketmaster. Now they have released version 3.0.1.20 update for BlackBerry App World. Seems as though there are quite a few important issues that have been addressed along with a few performance and speed enhancements. The Beta Zone is very important for the development of solid robust apps for BlackBerry devices. It allows for applications to be tested by us as consumers before they go mainstream. This way we can let the developers know of any bugs or issues that come up when using the app. If you do not have a Beta Zone account head on over to the Beta Zone website and get one.

    A list of the important fixed issues are as follows:

    • Performance and speed enhancements across all BlackBerry devices
    • Multiple translation/localization errors
    • Multiple instances of UI lag
    • Apps not appearing in “My World” for some users
    • User continuously notified to update the same applications when on the latest version
    • Memory leak occurring and taking up too much device memory
    • Null pointer exception during downloads
    • Escaping out of viewing app description returns user to top of installed/uninstalled list – App World should not go back to the top of list but return to the previously viewed app in the list
    • Error when opening and closing some apps with the error message: "Uncaught Exception;Attempt to delete a field that doesn't belong to the manager”
    • Unable to upgrade "Try and Buy" app after installing App World 3.0
    • “OutOfMemoryError” when attempting to launch App World
    • No "reinstall" button available for Facebook / BB Bridge / etc in App World after deletion
    • The “Reboot” option is available in the menu of AppWorld 2.1.x.x and it does not show in AppWorld 3.0.0.x

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